Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Everyone and their mother has an idea for a startup, but the impressive part is getting it off the ground. Luckily, there are a few critical skills that will help you succeed in the startup world no matter which industry you plan to disrupt. The Startup School Bundle, which is just $40 right now (a massive 97% discount) offers ten courses that can help you learn essential skills for any field. Generating Ideas Most ideas for startups and apps are pretty vague, and just about everyone has a plan for “the Uber of…

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Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

When I reached my mid-50s I decided to make a radical career change. I’d spent 25 years in industry in a series of increasingly senior HR roles with high profile companies and I had no real reason to abandon a career that was developing very well. No real reason, that is, except one, crucial one. I wanted something different. Much to the surprise of my friends and colleagues, instead of being a senior executive in an international company, I decided to become a teacher. It could, as many of them…

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Not a far-fetched idea: How one man built a $1.5bn fashion business

Not a far-fetched idea: How one man built a $1.5bn fashion business

He’s the boss of one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury fashion websites, Farfetch, yet Jose Neves admits that he used to find the clothing industry “frivolous and uninteresting”. A self-confessed “computer geek”, it was instead information technology that stirred his passion growing up in Portugal. And while studying economics at Porto University he launched a software company. It was this venture, which created operating systems for Portuguese footwear and textile companies, that helped to quickly change his view of the fashion industry. “I began to understand the way the industry…

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Why asking IITs and IIMs to mint money is government’s worst idea ever

Why asking IITs and IIMs to mint money is government’s worst idea ever

The finance ministry has written to all government departments and ministries, directing them to ensure various autonomous and funded institutes and bodies under them are levying adequate “user charges” for services they are providing. Prominent among such institutes are the IITs, IIMs, different public universities and research institutes. Directing these institutes to mint money is in tune with the recent reluctance of the government to fund these institutes, as the government is focused on limiting expenditure and sticking to its fiscal targets. While reducing investments in higher education and forcing…

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Here’s why an Indian Institute of Management in Jammu & Kashmir is a good idea

Here’s why an Indian Institute of Management in Jammu & Kashmir is a good idea

Following the decision of the Modi government on Oct 13, 2016, to set up an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) school in Jammu as a part of its Rs 80,000-crore development package for the state, things may actually start to look up for the violence-infested state. IIM-Ahmedabad campus. Last month, at an all-party meeting Prime Minister Modi had announced the package, which includes improved facilities for education and health, employment for youths, agriculture, and push for tourism. The announcement of IIM, though, is an ambitious one, and hopefully, it will…

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